Travel budget in Singapore

Singapore: calculate your travel budget

Singapore: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Singapore for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 45 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 5.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1109* (1400 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 76 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 31 per person
  • $ 8.1 per person
  • $ 10.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 2418* (3038 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 130 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 54 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 21 per person

Total budget:

$ 4199* (5278 $)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Singapore in 2020

Cost of living: Singapore VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Singapore in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Singapore by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Singapore compared to the national average.

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Local prices in Singapore by expense type

Singapore: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Singapore is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 10.3/person
($ 5.6 to $ 16)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 24/person
($ 16 to $ 36)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.3/person
($ 5.6 to $ 7.9)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 7.9 for 500ml
($ 5.6 to $ 12)

65% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 4.4 for 330ml
($ 2.4 to $ 6.3)

47% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.3/cup
($ 3.2 to $ 5.3)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.4/can
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1/bottle
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Singapore: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Singapore costs 22% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 61/night
($ 35 to $ 98)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 35 to $ 90)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 94/night
($ 59 to $ 143)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 165/night
($ 115 to $ 220)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 261
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 306/night
($ 206 to $ 483)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 504
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 58/month
($ 33 to $ 96)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 153/month
($ 73 to $ 341)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 170/month
($ 73 to $ 364)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 83/month
($ 39 to $ 182)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 386/month
($ 162 to $ 927)

120% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Singapore: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Singapore is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.4/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 3.9)

176% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.8/500g
($ 1.6 to $ 2.7)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.9)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.4/12 eggs
($ 1.8 to $ 3.3)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 15/kg
($ 8.7 to $ 32)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7/kg
($ 5.3 to $ 13)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 3.6/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 5.6)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3.2/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 4.8)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 3.6)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 3.9)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.7/salad
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 14/kg
($ 7.9 to $ 24)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Singapore: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Singapore is 15% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.4/ticket
($ 1.1 to $ 1.6)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 96/month
($ 65 to $ 96)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.5/km
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 2)

130% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.9
($ 2.5 to $ 3.1)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 69/24hrs
($ 36 to $ 162)

73% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Singapore: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Singapore is 35% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 118/month
($ 81 to $ 182)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 35/month
($ 24 to $ 48)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 2217/month
($ 1587 to $ 3015)

60% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1391
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 1379/month
($ 715 to $ 1984)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1111
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 4161/month
($ 2381 to $ 6348)

86% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2242
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 2396/month
($ 1587 to $ 3571)

36% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1763
Gym
Gym
$ 108/month
($ 72 to $ 159)

171% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 923/month
($ 556 to $ 1271)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 971
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 22130/yr
($ 15866 to $ 27766)

29% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17203

Singapore: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Singapore costs 27% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 10.3/ticket
($ 8.4 to $ 12)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 10.6/hr
($ 6.3 to $ 21)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Singapore: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Singapore is 27% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 12/pack
($ 10.3 to $ 13)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 75
($ 45 to $ 112)

58% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 41
($ 24 to $ 65)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 97
($ 65 to $ 136)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 113
($ 65 to $ 159)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

Plane ticket budget

Manchester → Singapore
Manchester → Singapore
Manchester → Singapore
$ 805
(fair price: $ 689)
Los Angeles → Singapore
Los Angeles  → Singapore
Los Angeles  → Singapore
$ 833
(fair price: $ 696)
New York City → Singapore
New York City → Singapore
New York City → Singapore
$ 953
(fair price: $ 763)
London → Singapore
London → Singapore
London → Singapore
$ 745
(fair price: $ 628)
Dublin → Singapore
Dublin → Singapore
Dublin → Singapore
$ 805
(fair price: $ 704)
Edinburgh → Singapore
Edinburgh → Singapore
Edinburgh → Singapore
$ 801
(fair price: $ 695)
Toronto (Ontario) → Singapore
Toronto (Ontario) → Singapore
Toronto (Ontario) → Singapore
$ 1167
(fair price: $ 887)
Auckland → Singapore
Auckland → Singapore
Auckland → Singapore
$ 845
(fair price: $ 683)
Montreal → Singapore
Montreal → Singapore
Montreal → Singapore
$ 1051
(fair price: $ 888)
Sydney → Singapore
Sydney → Singapore
Sydney → Singapore
$ 523
(fair price: $ 421)
Melbourne → Singapore
Melbourne → Singapore
Melbourne → Singapore
$ 525
(fair price: $ 421)
Perth → Singapore
Perth → Singapore
Perth → Singapore
$ 423
(fair price: $ 353)

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About the information on the cost of living in Singapore

The information about the cost of living in Singapore shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Singapore updated on 05-01-2020.

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